‘Mericuh: Shelby F-150 Sticks with V8 Power

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The V8 engine isn’t going away any time soon, especially in the wold of pickup trucks, but the use of the V8 has diminished greatly over the past couple of years. You can thank fuel economy standards and carbon emission requirements for that. But what’s interesting is, even though Ford is going turbo V6 for their next production Raptor, the folks at Shelby American are keeping V8 power on their rides.

We all know the EcoBoost V6 in the F-150 is capable of making big power. That 3.5L mill is more-or-less the same that is going into the Ford GT production car, and that car is rumored to have near 700 horsepower. We wouldn’t be surprised if that engine has even more than that in it.


But when it came time for Shelby to build the 700 horsepower F-150 they just recently showed off, they opted to go with a supercharged V8 instead of building up the EcoBoost.

Will they offer and upgraded EcoBoost option in the future? Probably, but it is a sign that there are enthusiasts out there who still love the V8 and are willing to continue development for it into the future.

What do you think? Let us know in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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